Export/Import Course Content from Blackboard

Import Course Content from Blackboard

Instructions available in PDF file format, click here to download. 

  • Log into MyFSU, Blackboard and select the course you would like to export.
    1. In the Course Management / Control Panel Menu, expand the Packages and Utilities drop down menu and select "Export/Archive Course" as shown in the following image. 
      Packages and Utilities menu
    2. Click the "Export" button.
    3. Scroll down to Section 3 to "Select Course Materials."
    4. Click the "Select All" button.  (If you choose to check the individual boxes of all the areas you want to export, please be aware that if you are exporting content areas that have assignments, you MUST CHECK the GRADE CENTER COLUMNS AND SETTINGS option too!)
    5. Click the Submit button when finished.

The Export Course page opens with the select copy options.  Make sure you select the following options as shown in the following image:

  • Copy links and include copies of the files in the course default directory
  • Copy links and include copies of the files outside of the course default directory

Export course copy file attachments

Then select all the course materials that you want included as shown in the following image.

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  • The green success bar at the top informs you that the export was successful, however, you will not see it on the list because it takes a few seconds to run. Click on the Home Page and then go back to the "Export/Archive Course" on the "Packages and Utilities" to refresh and you should see your ExportFile listed with the current date created.

  • Click the chevron button next to the ExportFile you want and select Open. Save the file somewhere you will find it later when you are ready to import it into another class.

Import Course Content from Blackboard

  • Log into Blackboard and select the course you would like to copy TO.
  • In the Course Management / Control Panel Menu, select "Import Package / View Logs." Click the Import Package button.
  • In section 2, select the package that you exported from Blackboard. It will be a .zip file.
  • Scroll down to Section 3 to "Select the Course Materials." Check the boxes of all the areas you want to import.
  • Click the Submit button when finished.
  • Figure 5